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|Domino's Pizza Announces Second Quarter 2006 Results|
ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ), the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, today announced results for the second quarter ended June 18, 2006. Diluted EPS was $0.39, up nearly 15% from year ago levels. Diluted EPS includes the impact of reduced share counts and a tax benefit. International same store sales grew 5.7% during the quarter, marking the 50th consecutive quarter of international same store sales growth.
Second Quarter Highlights: (dollars in millions, except per share data) Second Second Quarter Quarter of 2006 of 2005 Revenues $327.7 $347.0 Net income $24.5 $23.1 Weighted average diluted shares 63,340,062 67,567,250 Diluted earnings per share $0.39 $0.34 - Revenues were down 5.5% for the second quarter compared to the prior year period, due primarily to lower domestic distribution revenues. Distribution revenues decreased 9.7% because of lower food prices, primarily cheese, and lower volumes due to a decrease in domestic franchise same store sales. The average cheese block price per pound was $1.17 in the second quarter of 2006, down 22.5% from $1.51 in the second quarter of 2005. Revenues from international operations increased 6.3% on strong retail sales growth. - Net income was up 6.0% for the second quarter compared to the prior year period, driven primarily by strong performance in our international business, lower cheese prices and a tax benefit of approximately $2.9 million recognized as a result of the sale of our Company-owned operations in France and the Netherlands. Net income was negatively pressured by a 4.9% decrease in domestic same store sales growth, increased interest expense and lower distribution volumes related to lower domestic same store sales. - Diluted EPS was $0.39 for the second quarter, up 14.7% from the prior year period, driven by both an increase in net income and a reduction in diluted shares outstanding primarily due to the positive effect on share counts as a result of our $145.0 million share repurchase in the first quarter of 2006. Diluted EPS included a $0.05 per share benefit from the aforementioned tax item. Domestic Company- Domestic Total owned Franchise Domestic International Stores Stores Stores Stores Total Store counts Store count at March 26, 2006 580 4,506 5,086 3,038 8,124 Openings - 31 31 60 91 Closings (1) (13) (14) (11) (25) Transfers (2) 2 - - - Store count at June 18, 2006 577 4,526 5,103 3,087 8,190 Second quarter net growth (3) 20 17 49 66 First two quarters net growth (4) 15 11 100 111 Trailing 4 quarters net growth 8 66 74 238 312 Second Second Quarter Quarter of 2006 of 2005 Same store sales growth (versus prior year period) Domestic Company-owned stores (3.2)% + 8.6% Domestic franchise stores (5.2)% + 6.6% Domestic stores (4.9)% + 6.9% International stores + 5.7% + 7.8% Global retail sales growth (versus prior year period) Domestic stores (3.9)% + 9.1% International stores + 11.5% + 23.4% Total + 1.3% + 13.5% - The decrease in domestic same store sales was due primarily to stronger promotion performance and related higher same store sales comparisons in the prior year. - The 5.7% increase in international same store sales marks the 50th consecutive quarter of positive international same store sales growth. - Global retail sales increases were driven primarily by increases in international same store sales and worldwide store counts.
David A. Brandon, Domino's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said: "Our sales comparisons in the first half of 2006 were a significant challenge. We were lapping extraordinary prior-year sales performance while operating in a much weaker consumer-spending environment. We are not happy with our sales performance during the first half of this year and we are working hard to address this situation. However, it is valid to note that this rather lackluster sales environment demonstrates the resiliency of our business model. Despite difficulties in growing our top line during this timeframe, our bottom line continued to grow, and we continued to generate strong cash flows. This steady and reliable cash flow enables us to consistently deliver for our shareholders by utilizing a capital structure that appropriately leverages the Company; paying an industry-leading dividend; and making opportunistic share repurchases."
Brandon continued, "The ultimate test of any business model is how it performs in both good times and tough times. I am proud of our bottom-line performance during the first half of the year in the face of a difficult market environment and I have a great deal of confidence our franchisees and team members will work together to re-establish our sales momentum in the second half of the year."
Conference Call Information
The Company plans to file its quarterly report on Form 10-Q this morning. Additionally, as previously announced, Domino's Pizza, Inc. will hold a conference call today at 11 a.m. (Eastern) to review its second quarter 2006 financial results. The call can be accessed by dialing (888) 306-6182 (U.S./Canada) or (706) 634-4947 (International). Ask for the Domino's Pizza conference call. The call will also be web cast at www.dominos.com. If you are unable to participate on the call, a replay will be available through midnight August 20, 2006 by dialing (800) 642-1687 (U.S./Canada) or (706) 645- 9291 (International), Conference ID 3419966. The web cast will be archived for 30 days on www.dominos.com.
Company Sells Operations in France and the Netherlands
On May 1, 2006, the Company signed a stock purchase agreement to sell its Company-owned operations in France and the Netherlands to our master franchise group in Australia and New Zealand. The sale closed subsequent to the second fiscal quarter ended June 18, 2006.
During the second quarter, the Company recognized a tax benefit of approximately $2.9 million relating to the sale of these operations. The Company will account for the remainder of the transaction during the third fiscal quarter ending September 10, 2006 and does not expect the transaction to have a material impact on its financial condition or results of operations.
Liquidity As of June 18, 2006, the Company had: - $788.8 million in total debt, - $23.7 million of cash and cash equivalents, and - borrowings of $93.7 million available under its $125.0 million revolving credit facility (net of letters of credit issued of $31.3 million.)
The Company has repaid more than $45.0 million of debt year-to-date, including $10.0 million in the second quarter. The Company also borrowed $100.0 million in the first quarter which, along with cash from operations, was used to repurchase and retire $145.0 million of common stock from its largest shareholder.
The Company's average borrowing rate for the second quarter of 2006 was 6.4%. The Company is not required to make the next scheduled senior credit facility principal payment of $1.3 million until June 30, 2007. The Company is not required to make principal payments on its senior subordinated notes until 2011.
The Company incurred $9.4 million in capital expenditures during the first two quarters of 2006. The Company incurred $15.2 million in capital expenditures during the first two quarters of 2005 attributable to increased spending related to the renovation of the Company's headquarters.
Comments on Regulation G
In addition to the GAAP financial measures set forth in this Press Release, the Company has included certain non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of Regulation G, including metrics commonly used in the quick- service restaurant industry that are important to understanding Company performance.
The Company uses "Global retail sales" to refer to total worldwide retail sales at Company-owned and franchise stores. Management believes global retail sales information is useful in analyzing revenues, because franchisees pay royalties that are based on a percentage of franchise retail sales. Management reviews comparable industry global retail sales information to assess business trends and to track the growth of the Domino's Pizza(R) brand. In addition, distribution revenues are directly impacted by changes in domestic franchise retail sales. Retail sales for franchise stores are reported to the Company by its franchisees and are not included in Company revenues.
The Company uses "Same store sales growth," calculated including only sales from stores that also had sales in the comparable period of the prior year. International same store sales growth is calculated similarly to domestic same store sales growth. Changes in international same store sales are reported on a constant dollar basis which reflects changes in international local currency sales.
Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery. Domino's is listed on the NYSE under the symbol "DPZ." Through its primarily franchised system, Domino's operates a network of 8,190 franchised and Company-owned stores in the United States and more than 50 countries. The Domino's Pizza(R) brand, named a Megabrand by Advertising Age magazine, had global retail sales of nearly $5.0 billion in 2005, comprised of $3.3 billion domestically and $1.7 billion internationally. Domino's Pizza was named "Chain of the Year" by Pizza Today magazine, the leading publication of the pizza industry and is the "Official Pizza of NASCAR(R)." More information on the Company, in English and Spanish, can be found on the web at www.dominos.com.
SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995:
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements relating to our anticipated profitability and operating performance reflect management's expectations based upon currently available information and data. However, actual results are subject to future risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ materially include: the uncertainties relating to litigation; consumer preferences, spending patterns and demographic trends; the effectiveness of our advertising, operations and promotional initiatives; our ability to retain key personnel; new product and concept developments by Domino's and other food-industry competitors; the ongoing profitability of our franchisees and the ability of Domino's and our franchisees to open new restaurants; changes in food prices, particularly cheese, labor, utilities, insurance, employee benefits and other operating costs; the impact that widespread illness or general health concerns may have on our business and the economy of the countries in which we operate; severe weather conditions and natural disasters; changes in our effective tax rate; changes in government legislation and regulations; adequacy of our insurance coverage; costs related to future financings and changes in accounting policies. Further information about factors that could affect Domino's financial and other results is included in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not undertake to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
TABLES TO FOLLOW Domino's Pizza, Inc. and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited) Fiscal Quarter Ended % of % of June 18, Total June 19, Total 2006 Revenues 2005 Revenues (In thousands, except per share data) Revenues: Domestic Company-owned stores $90,225 $91,674 Domestic franchise 35,762 37,237 Domestic distribution 170,048 188,225 International 31,706 29,818 Total revenues 327,741 100.0% 346,954 100.0% Cost of sales: Domestic Company-owned stores 71,230 73,093 Domestic distribution 151,605 170,213 International 16,141 15,249 Total cost of sales 238,976 72.9% 258,555 74.5% Operating margin 88,765 27.1% 88,399 25.5% General and administrative 42,366 12.9% 42,251 12.2% Income from operations 46,399 14.2% 46,148 13.3% Interest expense, net 12,776 3.9% 10,486 3.0% Income before provision for income taxes 33,623 10.3% 35,662 10.3% Provision for income taxes 9,117 2.8% 12,541 3.6% Net income $24,506 7.5% $23,121 6.7% Earnings per share - diluted $0.39 $0.34 Domino's Pizza, Inc. and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited) Two Fiscal Quarters Ended % of % of June 18, Total June 19, Total 2006 Revenues 2005 Revenues (In thousands, except per share data) Revenues: Domestic Company-owned stores $186,703 $189,900 Domestic franchise 73,892 76,470 Domestic distribution 352,436 390,042 International 62,364 60,210 Total revenues 675,395 100.0% 716,622 100.0% Cost of sales: Domestic Company-owned stores 146,436 151,232 Domestic distribution 314,248 352,323 International 31,652 31,655 Total cost of sales 492,336 72.9% 535,210 74.7% Operating margin 183,059 27.1% 181,412 25.3% General and administrative 82,769 12.3% 85,215 11.9% Income from operations 100,290 14.8% 96,197 13.4% Interest expense, net 24,485 3.6% 20,889 2.9% Income before provision for income taxes 75,805 11.2% 75,308 10.5% Provision for income taxes 25,147 3.7% 27,507 3.8% Net income $50,658 7.5% $47,801 6.7% Earnings per share - diluted $0.77 $0.69 Domino's Pizza, Inc. and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets June 18, 2006 January 1, 2006 (In thousands) (Unaudited) Assets Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $23,712 $66,919 Accounts receivable 69,243 74,437 Inventories 20,207 24,231 Advertising fund assets, restricted 23,946 35,643 Other assets 26,934 20,116 Total current assets 164,042 221,346 Property, plant and equipment, net 126,382 131,455 Other assets 104,604 108,273 Total assets $395,028 $461,074 Liabilities and stockholders' deficit Current liabilities: Current portion of long-term debt $316 $35,304 Accounts payable 52,278 60,330 Advertising fund liabilities 23,946 35,643 Other accrued liabilities 83,349 86,108 Total current liabilities 159,889 217,385 Long-term liabilities: Long-term debt, less current portion 788,446 702,358 Other accrued liabilities 55,805 52,316 Total long-term liabilities 844,251 754,674 Total stockholders' deficit (609,112) (510,985) Total liabilities and stockholders' deficit $395,028 $461,074 Domino's Pizza, Inc. and Subsidiaries Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) Two Fiscal Quarters Ended June 18, June 19, 2006 2005 (In thousands) Cash flows from operating activities: Net income $50,658 $47,801 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash flows provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 14,974 14,686 Amortization of deferred financing costs and debt discount 1,580 1,450 Provision (benefit) for deferred income taxes (2,268) 579 Non-cash compensation expense 2,090 1,040 Other 6 923 Changes in operating assets and liabilities (13,116) (7,545) Net cash provided by operating activities 53,924 58,934 Cash flows from investing activities: Capital expenditures (9,447) (15,210) Other 1,162 2,486 Net cash used in investing activities (8,285) (12,724) Cash flows from financing activities: Repurchase of common stock (145,000) (75,000) Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt 100,000 40,000 Repayments of long-term debt and capital lease obligation (45,128) (50,136) Tax benefit from exercise of stock options 3,666 12,664 Other (2,468) (3,479) Net cash used in financing activities (88,930) (75,951) Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 84 (151) Decrease in cash and cash equivalents (43,207) (29,892) Cash and cash equivalents, at beginning of period 66,919 40,396 Cash and cash equivalents, at end of period $23,712 $10,504
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